September 2, 2014

Elyria
Intermittent clouds
67°F
test
Diamond Report

Diamond Report

College signing: Amherst’s Ashlee Dahman to play softball at UConnKeystone’s Carleigh Herrington named Lorain County Miss SoftballAll-Lorain County softball: Beursken, Kaya and Minarchick named area’s top playersClearview’s Sarah Kaya named softball Player of the Year
Monday April 14 Firelands at Keystone
Thursday April 17 Avon at Vermilion
Thursday April 24 Elyria Catholic at Midview
Friday April 25 Elyria at Amherst
Saturday April 26 Prebis Tournament
Keystone vs Bishop Hartley
Elyria vs North Canton Hoover
Monday April 28 Avon at Elyria Catholic
Tuesday April 29 Columbia at Clearview
Thursday May 01 Clearview at Keystone
Thursday May 08 Keystone at Columbia
Thursday May 08 Norwalk at Lorain
Saturday May 10 Elyria at Avon Lake

Games will be streamed on WEOL.com

Baseball: Midview’s Eric Lauer could go fast in MLB draft

Lauer

Recent Midview graduate Eric Lauer may have a big decision to make within the next few days based on what happens in today’s Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The left-handed Lauer, with a baseball scholarship in hand at Kent State, is the second-rated draft prospect out of Ohio behind Kent State starting pitcher Tyler Read More…

Playing their parts to perfection: Elyria High’s role players have been key to another successful season

Minney

There are three more Lorain County softball pitchers who can add the words first-team All-Ohio to their impressive list of accomplishments. Elyria senior Caitlyn Minney and Avon Lake senior Annie Wennerberg were named first-team in Division I by the Ohio High School Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association, while Clearview junior Sarah Kaya made it in Division Read More…

All-Ohio softball: Elyria’s Caitlyn Minney, Avon Lake’s Annie Wennerberg and Clearview’s Sarah Kaya make first team

There are three more Lorain County softball pitchers who can add the words first-team All-Ohio to their impressive list of accomplishments. Elyria senior Caitlyn Minney and Avon Lake senior Annie Wennerberg were named first-team in Division I by the Ohio High School Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association, while Clearview junior Sarah Kaya made it in Division Read More…

Regional Softball: Big blast by Carly Bachna sends Elyria back to Final Four

060213ehighslide

CLYDE — When freshman Carly Bachna went to bat in the sixth inning Saturday, Elyria had runners on first and second with no outs. Bachna had orders. She could swing at one pitch, but she was told to bunt if she failed to connect with the swing. She connected. She blasted the first pitch over Read More…

Regional Softball: Columbia beats LaBrae, will make 1st trip to state

060213columbiaslide

MASSILLON — Next stop: Akron. On Saturday, the Columbia softball team did what no other Raiders team had done before — won a regional championship. The Raiders (28-4) did it the same way they have been doing it all season, with solid pitching and timely hitting. Kaley Marshall’s leadoff double in the sixth inning sparked Read More…

Regional softball: Phares’ offense, Minney’s pitching sparks Elyria win

JM3H1575

CLYDE — Elyria rolled into a regional final for the ninth straight year Thursday, aptly enough with a 9-0 victory over Cleveland St. Joseph Academy. There were odd parts of the game. For instance, even as the third-ranked Pioneers led 4-0 in the fifth inning, they were not only being outhit, they were hitless. Granted, Read More…

Regional softball: Firelands’ historic season comes to an end

D98G4104

BUCYRUS — There were no more come-from-behind wins or history-making moments for Firelands, just the cold hard realization that 762 schools play softball in Ohio and all but four will lose their final game. On Thursday, the Falcons became one of the 758 teams when they fell 11-0 to Granville in the Division II regional Read More…

Regional baseball: Avon Lake’s early scoring not enough against St. Ignatius

DR.AvonLake.1

CLEVELAND — Avon Lake’s first-inning magic wasn’t enough against St. Ignatius in a Division I regional semifinal at Case Western Reserve University on Thursday. The Shoremen scored in the first inning for the fifth straight playoff game and added a run in the seventh, but the Wildcats held on for a 3-2 win to advance Read More…

Regional baseball: Keystone comes up short vs. Ursuline

DR.Keystone.1

MASSILLON — Two seasons ago in the Division III regional semifinals at Carl “Ducky” Schroeder Field, Youngstown Ursuline pitcher Sam Donko was tagged for five runs by Keystone in a loss. On Thursday, in the third straight regional semifinal between the Wildcats and Fighting Irish, Donko was dominant. The senior struck out the first seven Read More…

High school softball: Nicolette Kunath’s big day at the plate keeps Columbia rolling right into regional finals

530softballslide

MASSILLON — If Nicolette Kunath is running for office back in Columbia Township today, she’s got a lock on it. She’s probably not, but that makes her no less popular on the home front. In her first two at-bats in Columbia High’s first regional appearance in 21 years, Kunath faced an even dozen pitches and Read More…